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How To Deal With Your Spouse'S Debt

How to Deal with Your Spouse's Debt

You recently learned that you spouse has a lot more debt than you knew of. Your spouse only told you about the debt because you filed for divorce, and now wants you to take half of it. What can you do?

3 Suggestions For Dealing With A Rude Or Disrespectful Spouse/Co-Parent

3 Suggestions for Dealing with a Rude or Disrespectful Spouse/Co-Parent

You never imagined that you would have to deal with a rude and impolite spouse. You are going through a divorce and you are disappointed by how your spouse is acting. You ask yourself what you should do to end the bad behavior. Here are 3 suggestions to determine what you should do next.

How To Create A Successful Parenting Plan

How to Create a Successful Parenting Plan

Your judge will require you to develop a parenting plan before granting a divorce. Conflict between you and the other parent can be minimized and a successful plan can be created with these three simple tips.

3 Ways To Start Living A Happier Life

3 Ways To Start Living A Happier Life

Everyone wants to be happy.

You are not alone in wanting to avoid any challenges that will negatively impact your career, finances, health and, especially, your relationships.

But it is impossible to avoid problems at the office, to ensure that you will always have enough money, that you remain healthy and your relationships remain the same and intact. Especially, since there are forces outside of our control.

Here are 3 important tips to regain happiness when things happy out of our control.

These 3 Questions Will Help You Know Whether To Stay Or Leave

These 3 Questions Will Help You Know Whether to Stay or Leave

You want to end a relationship. And maybe you are considering a divorce. Saying it out loud — even in your mind — makes you feel scared, uncertain, and guilty about whether you are making the right choice. If this is you, you must ask yourself these three questions…

How To Deal With Disappointment

How to Deal with Disappointment

Disappointment is a hard and complicated feeling. You will experience more than one feeling at a time including hurt, sadness, anger, frustration and many others feelings. When we are disappointed, we may not want to do the things we need to do, which is why we need to learn skills to get over the disappointment sooner than later. You will learn tips to get over disappointment in this blog.

Why You Should Always Bet On Yourself

Why You Should Always Bet On Yourself

Taking risks is a scary thing for most people. And….many people will avoid taking them and leave it up to faith or someone else to do the work for them.
Why? Well, you might get rejected. You might go broke. What if you get sick? What if your plan fails? And on and on…

But here’s the other thing about risks… Usually, you need to take some big ones if you want to achieve great things and live a lifestyle you love.

How To Maintain Your Warrior Spirit When Facing Obstacles

How to Maintain Your Warrior Spirit When Facing Obstacles

We all face obstacles or challenges. And most of the time the obstacles or challenges are unexpected and unwanted. But, you can learn many things from the situation. Here are some tips to get you through the challenges.

Top Tips To Effectively Survive Divorce

Top Tips to Effectively Survive Divorce

You get to choose the life that you want to live. Live right by making the right choices that are aligned with your personal values and goals.

How To Effectively Serve Divorce Paperwork

How to Effectively Serve Divorce Paperwork

Unfortunately, it isn't enough to file the divorce paperwork to start the divorce process. The court can’t make decisions or rulings unless it has jurisdiction over you and your spouse. The court gains jurisdiction over you when you meet residency requirements and file. The court achieves jurisdiction over your spouse when he receives official and verifiable notice of the divorce so he has an opportunity to object to what you’re asking for. Here is firsthand information about the process server does and how they can help you. I interviewed Mark of Due Process Service, LLC.

Top Secrets To Home Buying While Divorcing

Top Secrets to Home Buying While Divorcing

Are you worried about where you are going to live after your divorce? Do you want to purchase a home during a divorce but unsure if it is possible? Or, what to do if you want to purchase a home during your divorce? We talk with Anne Brannon, AVP Senior Mortgage Loan Officer with Johnson Bank, who gives you helpful tips to securing a mortgage for your next home now.

How To Prepare For A Home Appraisal

How to Prepare for a Home Appraisal

Are you worried about what is going to happen to your home in your divorce? Do you want to keep the home if you can afford it? Or, are you hoping to get a large pay out from your spouse who wants to keep your home? For many people, the value given by a home appraiser has significant impact on the outcome of your divorce. Discover what the process entails and how to prepare for it in my interview with home appraiser Rick Vozar of Vozar Service Appraisals, Inc.

How To Avoid Being Charged With A Crime During Divorce

How to Avoid being Charged with a Crime During Divorce

Are you and your spouse constantly fighting? Do you or your spouse threaten to call the police? It is always better to avoid conflict with your spouse and not involve the police when you are going through a divorce. But, if you are being investigated by the police, here are some things that you need to know to avoid an injunction or being charged with a crime.

Common Questions On Finances During Divorce

Common Questions on Finances During Divorce

Are you worrying, “Can afford to divorce?” The answer simply is maybe. Its time to talk about creating a new budget, looking at debts and understanding your retirement future. We have some very helpful answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions – all answered by Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Debra Melvin of Investors Advisory Group.

You can learn more about Debra Melvin at

How To Propel Your Career And Lower Alimony

How to Propel Your Career and Lower Alimony

Will I have to pay alimony? How long will I have to pay alimony? These are top questions most divorcing people want to know. The answer depends on how much your spouse makes and whether they are earning the most money based on their experience and education. Understand how a vocational expert can help increase your spouse's income and lower your alimony.

We interview an expert, Sarah Holmes of Vocational Professionals, to address some of your concerns about your spouse and their employment opportunities. You can learn more about Sarah Holmes at

Top Secrets To Selling A Home During Divorce

Top Secrets to Selling a Home During Divorce

Are you going through a divorce and want to get out of your home mortgage? Do you want to sell your home? Are you worried about getting enough money out of the sale of your home? We have asked a top realtor the most frequently asked questions from clients going through a divorce and complied the answers here to help you decide what the best steps for you to get the most money out of the sale of your home.

3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Goals (Get What You Want Differently)

3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Goals (Get What You Want Differently)

A successful relationship requires that you build a strong financial future together, remain in-sync raising your children, and stay focused on keeping your romantic relationship alive — which all require significantly more time and effort than most people imagine.

The Importance Of Being You

The Importance of Being You

We live in a world where someone is always trying to change us or set expectations on how we should think, feel and behave. But, our thoughts, feelings and actions are soo important. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Here are some tips to help you feel comfortable being yourself.

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